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Archive for June, 2007

Pharmaceutical control lab opens

Friday, June 29th, 2007

President Kabbah announced yesterday the establishment of the National Quality Control Laboratory at the Pharmacy Board, labeling it one of the strides his government had made in the health care and sanitation sector. “[The lab] demonstrates the commitment of my government to safeguarding the health of Sierra Leoneans by ensuring that only good quality, safe[...]

New effort to curb copyright infringement

Friday, June 29th, 2007

At the on just concluded seminar to map the way forward for the music industry in Sierra Leone, The Legal Counsel at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ishmail K.Yillah has disclosed that a unit has been formed to address Intellectual Property Right (IPR) issues. Mr Yillah was speaking to Awoko newspaper at the Miatta[...]

New effort to curb copyright infringement

Friday, June 29th, 2007

At the on just concluded seminar to map the way forward for the music industry in Sierra Leone, The Legal Counsel at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ishmail K.Yillah has disclosed that a unit has been formed to address Intellectual Property Right (IPR) issues. Mr Yillah was speaking to Awoko newspaper at the Miatta[...]

Nurse explained how Guma’s engineer died

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Justice Abdulai Fofanah of the Freetown High Court No2 yesterday listened to the second prosecuting witness in the murder trial of seven National Fire Force workers who allegedly murdered Anthony Ojeah, a distribution engineer. In her testimony Queenie Williams, a nurse at the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) at Pademba Road in Freetown, recalled the[...]

How Salone can be food secured - Action Aid report says

Friday, June 29th, 2007

A research report entitled: “Tracking Delivery of Government Support and Assessing Access for Poor Rural Farmers Especially Women in Sierra Leone,” recently launched by ActionAid Sierra Leone recommends that for the country to achieve President Kabbah’s pledge and meet the first objective of the MDGs, the amount of seed rice given to farmers must be[...]

DSL launches violence prevention forum

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Democracy Sierra Leone (DSL) on Wednesday launched 112 constituencies violence prevention forum at the Presidential Lounge of the National Stadium, Brookfields in Freetown. DSL noted that in the lead up to elections they had been working to create a set of techniques and approaches to be used in monitoring electoral conflicts. The civil society coalition[...]

5 parties to contest August elections

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

The chief outreach officer of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Miatta French, has told Awoko that only five political parties have sent in their lists of candidates for the parliamentary elections. She revealed that Tuesday was the deadline NEC should have received the list of parliamentary candidates from all registered political parties but as of[...]

Serry Kamal et al clinch APC symbol

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Popular Freetown lawyer, Serry Abdul Kamal, was among 112 candidates awarded the All People’s Congress (APC) symbol to contest in the Bombali District for the August 11 polls. Other candidates awarded symbols from Bombali District are Alimamy A Kamara constituency 29, Moses M Sesay constituency 30, Ibrahim M Bangura constituency 31, Kainde Bangura constituency 32,[...]

Berewa rejects PMDC ‘born-agains’ while commissioning school

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Vice President Solomon Berewa visited Falla Wandor, Kandu Leppiama and Simbaru chiefdoms in the Kenema district to commission a secondary school and open the Konta Community Hospital in Wandor chiefdom. Speaking to supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in Boajibu town, the Veep said, “now is the time for people to know who[...]

Marie Stopes opens clinic in Kenema

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Marie Stopes Society has officially opened another clinic in Kenema. It also has clinics in Freetown, Bo and Kono. In her contribution Dr Yvonne Harding told her audience that, “the aim of Marie Stopes Sierra Leone is to extend quality reproductive health care services in the entire district”. She disclosed that, “[the institution] is part[...]